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  1. Allow users to copy queries between projects.

    Allow users to copy a query from one project to another. For example where a team may manage upwards of 10 projects like me, this becomes tiresome to create new queries which fit our needs each time. And puts me off using the product.

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    • The use of the 'var' keyword when declaring class level instance variables.

      When declaring instance variables in my classes, It is redundant specifying the type name twice. I'd like to see the same level of support as we currently get when declaring local variables.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 'Pending Changes Filter' feature should work with other source controls like P4V

        Currently 'Pending Changes Filter' feature of solution explorer works only with TFS.
        However, it should work with other source controls like P4V (P4VS Extension), SVN.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • C#Doc

          The XML docs C# supports are really ugly and without editor support extremely difficult and cumbersome to write. Even so, the editor support for them is surprisingly limited (unless you use ReSharper).

          The C# compiler and Visual Studio should support JavaDoc/JSDoc style comments as well. They're much cleaner, easier to write/read/understand.

          Making the documentation tools better is essential in increasing their adoption in the first place. The ugliness and complexity of XML docs prevents many people from writing them. XML is for machines to write and read, not humans.

          19 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Assign a bug to a 'team' not an individual in Team Foundation Service

            I would like to create small teams to assign bugs to rather than having to select an individual user. For example, I have 2 individuals that will be fixing bugs on a project but one is going on holiday for 2 weeks. I want the bugs to appear in the other member's workflow without having to reassign all the bugs to him.

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Optimize for IReadOnlyList/IReadOnlyCollection in System.Linq.Enumerable

              Certain extension methods of Enumerable that currently optimize for IList (like Count, Last) could do the same for IReadOnlyList and IReadOnlyCollection.

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                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove everything outdated and antiquated from .NET vNext

                .NET is starting to have a lot of the same "mess" than Java had when .NET pummeled it in the early part of the last decade. We have stuff like ArrayList, non-generic collections, ADO.NET, stream-based XML processing, and LINQ to SQL all cluttering up the libraries. It's rare I find a .NET developer who things he's using the best tools available but is wasting his time using some of these older, slower, ******-to-use libraries.

                .NET is becoming too hard to learn to be good at for new developers fresh out of school. They're going to go to other languages they…

                29 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Install and uninstall ClickOnce applications silently

                  Just what the title says. I would like to be able to Install and uninstall ClickOnce applications silently, there is many people trying to do that, just do a quick search over the internet and you will see.

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Undo changes in the TFS web access

                    Undo changes in the backlog and board

                    When someone (the team, the PO, anyone) change something in the TFS web access (for example drag and drop a box on the board or the order in the backlog) - he need the ability to undo his change.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow special character in path

                      Special Character in path cause malfunctioning of application. please fix it and allow special character too to be use as a path.

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                        1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Get desktop notification for alerts instead of emails

                        It's would be very helpful to get a desktop (within visual studio) alert for requested reviews or check ins.

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                        • not to give the delete button so close to the projects which we are working on

                          Is very likely that someone might just delete the project which they are working on.

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                          • cshtml(view) design screen and overview

                            i think visual need design view for cshtml files. like asp.net contentplaceholder inside masterpage. i think this was very succesfull. There is no problem view with default layout and maybe it will be better cacthing layout paremeter and showing with correct layout.

                            i don't understand why visual studio remove design tab support.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Description and AC updating between TFS 2010 and Service

                              Currently you cannot copy across the Descriptions and Acceptance Criteria when moving stories from TFS 2010 (on premise) to TFS Service (cloud).

                              3 votes
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                              • Set the feature to In Progress on the board, when task is put in progress

                                In TFS Service, once you have created features, stories and tasks. Then relate the stories to the features. All good.
                                Now when I move a Task to In Progress and look at the story and specifically the feature. The feature doesn't update to In Progress.
                                It would be great if it checked it's dependencies' and update itself if any children are updated. If you drag the task back to New. It should check if any children are in progress and if not and all are new, it should update the feature on the feature board to go back to New…

                                3 votes
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                                • Days Off didn't work properly. Please fix.

                                  Days Off didn't work properly. Please fix.

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                                  • Improve Intellitrace performance

                                    Intellitrace is a nice tool for debugging, but it becomes painful to debug when there are multiple events, for instance, breaking just after a thousand of SQL ADO NET events freezes the IDE.

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IntelliTrace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make quick find optional (PLEASE)

                                      Please make the Quick Find 'feature' (the one that come over from the Productivity Power Tools) optional in VS2012. At the very least, make an optional to stop highlighting every match in the file as I type each individual letter. When I press the letter e, I never ever ever want to wait 3 seconds just so I can see every single letter e highlighted in the document. It is infuriating.

                                      Performance gets much more frustrating with regular expression searches. Find is supposed to be fast, particularly when I know what I'm looking for is in the file I'm already…

                                      16 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • do...returning block

                                        Create a new block structure called do..returning. Works like a using() block.

                                        The purpose of the block is to intercept the return value of a method and do something with it (even change it) before actually returning.

                                        For example:

                                        do
                                        {
                                        // get x from somwhere

                                        if (x == 1)
                                        return "One";
                                        else if (x == 2)
                                        return "Two";
                                        else if (x == 3)
                                        return "Three";
                                        else
                                        return x * 10;

                                        }
                                        returning (string x)
                                        {
                                        return "X is " + x;
                                        }
                                        returning (int x)
                                        {
                                        return "X is " + x;
                                        }
                                        returning (object x)
                                        {
                                        return "something…

                                        5 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Distinguish between HTTP connection and protocol errors

                                          HttpWebRequest objects fail with a '404' response code even if the connection to the server was unsuccessful. It hinders the attempts to determine whether an HTTP request failed due to network connectivity or due to the server code rejecting the request with a standard HTTP error status code.

                                          This does not seem to happen on other platforms.

                                          I've filed a related bug on Microsoft Connect a while ago (https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/752898/webexception-status-propery-unreliable-in-wp7 ), but the issue has been "closed as external" without actually being resolved.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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